The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for its second citizens academy, which begins in September.
The academy is designed to give participants a working insight into duties and responsibilities of the office, and participants will received classroom and hands-on instruction. Topics include tours and an overview of the sheriff’s corrections and operations division, plus accident investigations, field sobriety testing, building searches, K-9 handling, patrol driving and firearms.
Classes will meet 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. every Thursday from Sept. 8 to Oct. 27, except for Sept. 22. Two additional Saturday sessions will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 and Sept. 24.
Applicants must be 18 or older. Applications are available at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St., or the corrections department, 3601 E. 25th St. Applicants can also apply online at www.dgso.org. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 18.
For more information, contact Sgt. Stacy Simmons, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Detective Jay Armbrister, email@example.com.